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Brief description of site

Winterbourne has extensive gardens of 1903 in the Arts and Crafts style created by Margaret Nettlefold. The gardens surround the large, contemporary, house built for Margaret Nettlefold and her husband John, a Birmingham industrialist.

Brief history of site

The area became popular with industrialists seeking pleasant surroundings for themselves and their families after building leases began to be granted in 1786. Ten acres was acquired by John Nettlefold in 1902. J. L. Ball was commissioned to design the house in the Arts and Crafts style. The house was of deliberately archaic appearance, and was favourably received. The gardens were designed by Margaret Nettlefold who is believed to have been inspired by the books and garden designs of Gertrude Jekyll.

Location information:

Address: 58 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2RT

Locality: Birmingham

Local Authorities:

West Midlands; Birmingham; Edgbaston

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 139 Grid Ref: SP052839
Latitude: 52.453 Longitude: -1.92491

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open from 10 am during the week and from 11 am at weekends. It closes at 5.30 pm between April and October, and 4 pm in the winter months.

Key information:

Form of site: botanic garden

Purpose of site: botanic garden

Context or principal building: house

Site Style : Arts and Crafts

Site first created: 1902 to 1903

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 4.5

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